I Hope


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$21.95  $20.41
Orca Book Publishers
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9.2 X 9.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Monique Gray Smith is an award winning, bestselling author, and professional consultant. She has written eight books including Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, My Heart Fills with Happiness, You Hold Me Up, Lucy and Lola, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, and When We Are Kind. Monique's most recent novel, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, was long listed for Canada Reads 2021. Monique is Cree, Lakota, and Scottish. She lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her teenage twins.

Gabrielle Grimard has been drawing since she was young. Her passion for drawing and painting led her to pursue studies in fine arts and arts education at Concordia University. After she had her first child, she began her career as an illustrator. She is the illustrator of The Library Bus, which is a Governor General's Literary Award finalist, and Stolen Words, which was a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year, and the winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award. She lives in Waterville, Quebec, with her family.


"Comforting, encouraging sentiments that adult readers and their little ones will appreciate."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Grimard's artwork along with Gray Smith's messages of hope create a synergy and context...Together they successfully teach intangible moments."-- "CM: Canadian Review of Materials"
"The ingredients for happiness...A good platform to discuss children's hopes, which is useful in both group and one-on-one settings."-- "Booklist"
"Walks the line of cultural specificity and broad relatability, offering readers multiple ways to connect to the narrative...[An] excellent option for parents looking for something to read with their young children."-- "Quill & Quire"